Cairns Day Tours

Gateway to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests of North Queensland, Cairns is the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors. While Cairns itself is home to bustling artisan markets, small art galleries, cosy cafes and world-class restaurants, the real fun can be found on day trips from the city. Discover the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with excursions to coral cays where you can snorkel, scuba dive or ride in a glass-bottom boat. Or, head inland and ride a skyrail through the tropical rainforest of Kuranda, go white water rafting on Tully River or zipline through the Daintree Rainforest. Choose from these and more with our range of day tours and activities from Cairns, all available to book online today with live availability and instant confirmation.

Next Departures - Cairns Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom USD
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns 8 hours 30 minutes 26 Sep 2018 USD $128.51
Great Barrier Reef Snorkel, Dive Catamaran Cruise from Cairns 9 hours 26 Sep 2018 USD $147.20
Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip 12 hours 28 Sep 2018 USD $198.60
Rain Forest, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter, Cruise from Cairns 9 hours 29 Sep 2018 USD $486.93
Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner 90 minutes 26 Sep 2018 USD $37.38

Best things to do in Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $128.51

Make the most of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour by fast boat, with five...

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Flexible
FROM USD $75.55

Travel by catamaran to the tropical cay of Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll have...

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

Varies
FROM USD $127.73

Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and then choose from five different tour options in the tropical...

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

11 hours
FROM USD $139.41

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in the wildlife haven of Daintree...

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $65.45

Head to the tropical paradise of Fitzroy Island on the Great Barrier Reef for the day and enjoy free...

Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

Flexible
FROM USD $287.39

Experience the Great Barrier reef by boat and helicopter on this day trip from Cairns, with three...

Rain Forest, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter, Cruise from Cairns

9 hours
FROM USD $486.93

Experience Cairns at its finest with this action-packed day, including a ride on Kuranda's railway...

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

9 hours
FROM USD $167.45

Treat yourself to a luxurious day out on the Great Barrier Reef, travelling in style aboard a deluxe...

Kuranda Railway Skip the Line and Skyrail Cableway from Cairns

8 hours
FROM USD $169.79

Skip the queues at Kuranda with this fast track ticket for the railway and cableway, and later...

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

10 hours
FROM USD $176.41

Spend a day discovering the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with the choice to...

Cairns Bungy Jump and Minjin Swing

Varies
FROM USD $100.51

Thrill seekers can get their fix at the Cairn Bungy Tower where they can choose to bungy jump or go...

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel, Dive Catamaran Cruise from Cairns

9 hours
FROM USD $147.20

Set sail on a luxury catamaran from Cairns and head to the Great Barrier Reef where you'll have the...

Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

12 hours
FROM USD $198.60

Experience the thrill of ziplining through lush canopy and see some of Australia's native wildlife...

Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

8 hours
FROM USD $178.42

Enjoy a day out on the Great Barrier Reef with a moored pontoon as your base for a range of...

Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

5 hours
FROM USD $149.53

A memorable evening awaits at the Flames of the Forest dinner experience, where you'll dine by...

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge from Cairns or Port Douglas

12 hours
FROM USD $116.05

Delve into native culture with a day out in Cape Tribulation, where you'll enjoy coastal drives and...

Daintree Rainforest Cultural Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

11 hours
FROM USD $198.60

Learn about aboriginal culture from your indigenous guide and appreciate the beauty of Daintree...

Kuranda in One Day: Skyrail, Kuranda Railway, Rainforestation

10 hours
FROM USD $197.89

Spend a day in UNESCO-listed Kuranda rainforest, where you'll visit a butterfly sanctuary, meet...

Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $112.93

Get your adrenaline pumping on a white water rafting adventure in Barron Gorge, and in calmer...

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Rainforest Tour from Cairns

12 hours
FROM USD $162.83

Appreciate Australia's outstanding natural beauty on this day trip from Cairns, taking in...

Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $154.99

Go in search of Australia's native wildlife on a nocturnal tour in Atherton Tablelands led by an...

2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

2 days
FROM USD $502.35

Spend two days exploring the very best of Cairns. Enjoy a full day in tropical Kuranda and on your...

Green Island Half-Day Trip from Cairns

4 hours
FROM USD $75.55

Spend two hours snorkelling and exploring the coral reefs surrounding Green Island by glass-bottom...

Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Night Tour with Dinner from Cairns

3 hours
FROM USD $95.79

Learn about the history of the Tjapukai people, watch cultural performances and partake in...

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

4 hours
FROM USD $202.57

See Queensland's impressive Atherton Tablelands from above with a sun rise hot air balloon ride on...

Tully River White-Water Rafting Full-Day Tour from Cairns

12 hours
FROM USD $151.10

Ride the rapids of Tully River on this white water rafting adventure in the tropical UNESCO-listed...

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

12 hours
FROM USD $166.67

Spend a day exploring Cape Tribulation with a cruise on the Daintree River, lunch surrounded by...

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Varies
FROM USD $127.73

Take in the natural beauty of Kuranda on this day trip from Cairns, with plenty of tour options to...

Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner

90 minutes
FROM USD $37.38

Sip on a glass of sparkling wine while enjoying a sunset cruise along the Trinity Inlet on this...

Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

10 hours
FROM USD $184.25

Travel to the coral cay of Low Isles for the day, where you can snorkel straight off the beach, view...

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